- July 5th 2018
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Containing botulinum toxin type A as its active ingredient, Botox is one of the most popular aesthetic injectables among patients. Today, Botox treatment is available in more than 78 countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and other countries in South America, Asia, and Europe. The mechanism by which Botox acts is fairly simple: It blocks the signals of the motor nerve cells, thereby paralyzing the muscle. More specifically, Botox binds to the motor nerve terminals to inhibit the release of acetylcholine (ACh), a neurotransmitter that modulates muscle contraction, which results in a partial chemical denervation that reduces muscle activity.
Botox is used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Such conditions include spasticity, overactive bladder, cervical dystonia, urinary incontinence, blepharospasm, and migraines. Botox also has a long history of use in aesthetic medicine, where its application is thoroughly wide-ranging in use. In this r [Read more]